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Weber Genesis E-330
 
Price range:
$64.99 - $1,163.12
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Summary: This Weber medium sized grill has the following:
  • 470 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 3 main burner(s)
  • Separate natural-gas model
  • Coated-cast-iron grates
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Type: Midsize gas grills (room for 18 to 28 burgers)
About - Weber Genesis E-330

The Weber Genesis E-330 is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the Genesis E-330 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Preheat performance:
Evaluates the temperature and evenness over the grill's surface after a 10 minute preheat using thermocouples. It also gives an indication how quickly the grill reaches its maximium temperature.

High temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest setting, using thermocouples.

Low temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface with all main burners set to low, using thermocouples

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The Ratings applied to untested model Weber Genesis E-320 come from our tests of model Weber Genesis E-330, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Untested model.
About This Brand

This brand, known for its durability and dependability, went through an entire line and design change in 2007. Weber is known for its quality products in the midpriced to high-priced categories, and grills that feature coated cast-iron and stainless-steel-rod cooking grates and long-warranty stainless-steel burners. (The company offers a natural-gas version for most of its grills.) Weber recently introduced an infrared-searing station on some of its grills, updated its Q line of portable grills, and added colors to its entire lineup. Weber grills are available at many retailers nationwide. Grills range in price from $130 to $3,000. Note that Weber acquired Ducane about four years ago.

Features & Specs - Weber Genesis E-330
info Stainless-steel grates No
info Coated-cast-iron grates Yes
info All or mostly stainless No
info Long-warranty burners Yes
info Side burner Yes
info Infrared burner NA
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User Reviews - Weber Genesis E-330
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5.0
Pay the price it won' t disappoint
9/18/2014
Pros
Cooks Better
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Just Cooks The Way You Ex
Short Grill Time
Cons
Expensive
Best Uses
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Large Gatherings
Comment:
My previous Weber Silver B of 15 years finally started to rust badly. After (3) replacement of burners and grates it was time to say goodbye to an old friend. I looked at all the alternatives. Looked nice, good reviews etc. I decided that all the others I would replace within 5 years or less. Friends who have other grills not Weber look like they have been through the war. I really tried to convince myself that the other alternatives were viable. But in the end I knew I could not fool myself that the Weber was actually the cheaper alternative in the long run. So I bite the bullet and am not disappointed. This grill simply does it right, no bells or whistles, cooks exactly like you would expect. Cooks very evenly, performs perfectly. If it lasts like my Silver B I will be very happy. Got is delievered and assembled for free, so the replacement was cooking that evening for dinner. So far it is as advertised.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Weber Grill 300 Genesis
7/29/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this grill 4 years ago. It's suppose to be ALL stainless steel. Last week the rear wheel fell off. It's inserted into a square tube. The entire tube broke apart from rust. The entire side panel is rusting and breaking apart, along with another tube for a wheel. These items were not properly prepared for rust proofing, never mind it was advertised as ALL stainless steel grill. I'm even on the second cover, also Weber brand and double the price. Called customer service and they just said the parts are no longer available. Never mind any warranty. NOT worth the money!!! Buy one of those $250 grills and dispose of it in 4 years, same thing! Will never buy a Weber again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Just plain fun to use
3/28/2014
Pros
Converts To A Smoker
Even Heat
Long Line Of Accessories
Natural Gas Model Option
Waste Fat Easy To Remove
Cons
Best Uses
Small Gatherings
Comment:
The available natural gas model has made this a FUN BBQ grill. The long line of Weber options has us experimenting more with the grill's potentials. Not only are there stainless steel vegetable cooking baskets, but a heavy two sided porcelain-enameled cast-iron griddle and smoke box. The smoke box fits conveniently between the burners and grill bar surface. After using a cheaper, yet CR recommended, grill for many years, the even temperatures of this unit is a welcomed plus in preparing food. Costing almost four times the amount of our first natural gas grill, it is worth the expense for convenience in design and cooking results. The new searing heat bar has been a welcomed addition. Enjoy preparing beef or lamb with an American Norton grape wine in hand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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